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Use Marriott or SPG points for VIP hospitality at England v Argentina, Barbarians v New Zealand

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I’ve slotted this in as an extra article (it has not been emailed) because I doubt these tickets will stick around for long and I’d prefer Head for Points readers to get them.

Marriott Rewards has just dropped VIP hospitality packages for the rugby at Twickenham next month onto its website.

The games available are:

Barbarians v New Zealand (4th November)

England v Argentina (11th November)

The cost is 45,000 Marriott Rewards points per package.  If you are moving your Starwood Preferred Guest points over (the transfer is instant) you will need 15,000 SPG points.

This is what you get:

  • Tickets in a Hospitality Suite at Twickenham Stadium
  • Complimentary in-suite catering and beverage
  • Private VIP stadium entry
  • Experience is for two people

If you are interested, I would jump on this immediately.

I do NOT recommend moving American Express Membership Rewards points to Starwood Preferred Guest as this will take 2-3 days and the seats are very likely to have gone by then.

The Marriott Moments booking page for these tickets is here.

Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (September 2021)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card usually comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.

You can apply here.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

Until 2nd November 2021, The Platinum Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points. This converts into 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (13)

  • Mikee says:

    Thanks for the heads-up! Picked up a package for England vs Argentina as I had a spare 15k SPG points to burn. Not been to rugby or Twickers before so will be an experience! 🙂

    • Rob says:

      It will be all HFP readers, just like the Emirates box at Arsenal is now full of HFP readers every game!

      • Worzel says:


        Has this info come from Jason Leonard- “The Fun Bus” ??

        It could be ‘Stretchers at 10″ !!

        Enjoy 🙂 .

  • Mark says:

    Picked up a package too – many thanks Rob

  • Luca says:

    This has to be the most painful experience of redeeming ever!

  • Luca says:

    Gah Argentina now sold out…

  • George says:

    They run an SPG Moment for these events last month – bidding ended earlier last week, I think!

  • Citstife says:

    Nach meiner Meinung sind Sie nicht recht. Ich kann die Position verteidigen. Schreiben Sie mir in PM, wir werden besprechen.

  • Chris C says:

    OT – If i turn my avios account into a household account adding my SO, will my avios points from the Lloyds card still be able to post to that account?

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